4 Event Venues From Your Favorite Films

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London’s Rules was the setting for the 2015 James Bond movie, Spectre.

Stir up some excitement by choosing a mansion or castle that starred in one of your attendees’ favorite films as event venues.


In the Covent Garden section of London is Rules restaurant, the oldest in the city and the site of a famous scene from the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. It was here that M16 members M (Ralph Fiennes), Q (Ben Whishaw) and Moneypenney (Naomie Harris) all met. Guests can ask for the exact table, or groups can hold an event for up to 25 people in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms.

Harry Potter

England‘s Alnwick Castle, made famous in the Harry Potter movies, has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for 700 years. On-site venues include a Guest Hall for 180 guests, with access to the courtyard, or another ancient structure on the property, the Hulne Abbey, with ruined walls and archways leading into private gardens.

Great Gatsby

In Newport, RI, Rosecliff Mansion was the set of the original 1974 Great Gatsby, and still is often used as a film location. There’s a formal ballroom, as well as grand lawn for outdoor events. Rosecliff and all of the Newport Mansions are popular for corporate events, and have hosted hundreds of organizations, from Coldwell Banker to Rolls Royce.

Hunger Games

The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was one of many Georgia set locations used during the filming of the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Guided tours show off the rooms that were used during filming, and visitors enjoy a behind-the-scenes exhibit displaying photos from the production and props from the film. Swan House can accommodate galas of up to 500 people.
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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.